Meet the Guitar Pickguard Artist

Desiree Colonna is our CEO and owner. She is an Atlanta artist who has worked in the digital design industry for over 23 years.

desiree colonnaI’ve been an entrepreneur for many years and own four different companies in Atlanta including a web design company, event artist and promo gift company as well as a shipping and handling organization for laser artists.

I learned calligraphy as a child, then put it away for a few decades. I took it up again after a personal tragedy hit my family a few years ago as therapy. I found it helped me in ways I never understood until now. I never dreamed it would take me this far and we’re expanding and growing our client list and projects every year.

I started by creating signs and invitations and then added calligraphy to anything I could get my hands on including glass, metal, leather, crystal and wood. I learned how to emboss leather and our main company, Inkwell Designers® really took off. Our customer base has since doubled and now includes clients such as Hermés, Charlotte Tilbury, Christian Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue, American Express, Bloomingdale’s, Whole Foods, Dillard’s, Macy’s and many international companies worldwide.

I started designing guitar pickguards for my brother who plays every guitar known to man. I used my uv printer and fell in love with the look. I showed his pickguard around to some guitar folks and, after their feedback, I was convinced this was a market looking for someone to take the reigns. Here I am ready to help you make your guitar really special.

I have called Atlanta home for over 30 years. I am the mother of two daughters and enjoy singing, playing piano, knitting, crochet, hand engraving, leather embossing, watercolor painting and riding around on my Triumph motorcycle and Ferrari California T.  I'd love if you called or text me directly at 770 823 1673 or emailed me at